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Geoff Abraham

It is with great sadness that the family of Geoff Abraham announces his passing on Jan. 7, 2020, at Seasons Hospice Care, Cumming, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Josephine Abraham.


Eligio Aguilar

Eligio Aguilar, 81, a farmer from Clarksdale, died Jan. 12, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Visitation is 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral mass is 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Shelby Cemetery in Shelby.


Geoff Abraham

It is with great sadness that the family of Geoff Abraham announces his passing on Jan. 7, 2020, at Seasons Hospice Care, Cumming, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Josephine Abraham.


Mary Alice Massey Greene

Mary Alice Massey Greene, 81, Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President of Massey Farms, Inc., died Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Cary, North Carolina. Visitation is 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan.


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Walter Earl McNeal Gates

Walter Earl McNeal Gates, 25, of Clarksdale died Jan. 1, 2019 in Parchman. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Anthony Jones presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.


Susan A. Byrd

Susan A. Byrd, 56, of Rena Lara,, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne, Ark. Interment will follow in Johnson Cemetery near Fair Oaks, Ark.

Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to service time.


Alphonso Hamp

Alphonso Hamp, 66, of Clarksdale died Nov. 20, 2019, at home. Visitation was 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.


Pamela Bolen Ledbetter

Pamela Bolen Ledbetter, 71, a homemaker from Clarksdale, died Dec. 20, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center. Visitation is Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale.


Betty Jean Dotson

Betty Jean Dotson, 66, of Clarksdale died at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis Jan. 1, 2020.

Funeral service is at noon Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Lacy Harrell will officiate. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.


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Sunflower River crests, but high waters remain

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

It appears the Sunflower River peaked at nearly 22 and a half feet in downtown Clarksdale at about 9 p.m. Sunday before starting a slow withdrawal.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the river was at 22.35 feet and starting a slow, steady descent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's river gage located at downtown Clarksdale.




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Your turn to speak

By FLOYD INGRAM CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER,

This week I counted up the number of inches of news stories and number of inches in advertising we have run in your Clarksdale Press Register since I got here in May.

It totaled more than 1,400 inches of detailed information in news and advertising about the men and women who will soon become the leaders of Coahoma County.




Curtis Lee Phillips

Curtis Lee Phillips, 61, of Clarksdale died Saturday, June 22, 2019. He was born March 4, 1958 in Drew.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Century Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Micheal Matthews will officiate. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Clarksdale.



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